A mother and daughter shop in St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, Florida. September in Sarasota is Shoptember! Take advantage of deals from all over the area!

September in Sarasota is Shoptember!

Send off summer and reign in autumn with a little retail therapy. September is “Shoptember” — take advantage at Sarasota’s numerous shopping districts.

Post summer and just before fall, September is one of the hottest months in the Sarasota area. That's not because the sun is blazing and humidity is on the rise — it's because shopping deals are sizzling!

Just after the start of school and just before autumn holidays, September may seem like a month most would just like to pass by, but it's the perfect opportunity for smart shoppers to purchase very early holiday gifts at very affordable prices and for fashionistas to hunt for a new season of artfully designed clothing and decor. Nearly every store in Sarasota, from St. Armands Circle to Lakewood Ranch and The Mall at UTC, down to Englewood and North Port has doors open to offer shoppers a welcome reprise from the heat and enticing deals on all kinds of items. 

Check out some of our featured deals this Shoptember:

Shoptember Deals

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Shoptember at the Museum Store at Historic Spanish Point
Historic Spanish Point
337 N. Tamiami Trl.
Osprey, FL 34229
Our store offers local artists’ products in jewelry, art, cards and many more items. We also have private label food items. The store (see, we are in need of a name) usually features items that relate to happenings at Historic Spanish Point in any given month. Deal: We need to name our store! We’d...
Florida Resident Rate
Aloft Sarasota
1401 Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Stay local and save up to 15% with our Florida resident rate. Enjoy a mini staycation, or give your family and friends ample room when they stay at Aloft Sarasota.
Kids 16 and under Shoptember Special only $19.99!
Escape Countdown
6525 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
Escape Countdown is a fully immersive entertainment experience. Your team will start your adventure in one of our interactive rooms with its own unique theme that requires you to make observations, solve puzzles and use critical thinking skills to escape the room. The only catch is you have 60...
Shoptember at Gulf Shores Bungalow Beach 2 Bay Resort
Gulf Shores Bungalow Beach 2 Bay Resort
317 Casey Key Rd.
Nokomis, FL 34275
Shoptember Special: Stay 3 nights and get 10% off your stay! Special not valid on holiday weekends. — Gulf Shore Bungalow Beach to Bay Resort boasts of private Beachfront and Intracoastal Waterway waterfront. Enjoy searching for sharks teeth, relaxing in our updated luxury rooms, or watching the...
Shoptember at The Artful Giraffe
The Artful Giraffe
1861 Fruitville Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Discover our happy gallery of finely crafted art, jewelry, and gifts by Florida artists. Browse our sale corner with artisan pieces up to 75% off the regular price! And take home a sample-sized bar of our luxurious handcrafted glycerin soap.
Swim City - Shoptember
Swim City
Swim City is a Specialty Swim store. We have much more than swim. Resort wear, jewelry and accessories. We carry Men’s Women & children Apparel. Our Swim Fit specialist will find the perfect suit for every body. We will be offering a free gift with every purchase. Minimum $50.00 purchase...


Our Hottest Shopping Districts

Downtown Sarasota and surrounding areas

From the bayfront and marina to US 301/Washington Boulevard, downtown Sarasota and the surrounding communities contain several pockets of shopping districts with countless chic boutiques and independent stores. Popular areas such as Historic Palm Avenue feature upscale art galleries, restaurants and home decor. Artist colonies, such as the Towles Court Art Association and antique stores, like Art & Antique Center Sarasota are close by. If you haven't been to a salvage store, experiencing Architectural Salvage just north of the Rosemary District is a must, especially for those considering some home redecoration. For more information on downtown shopping be sure to check out the Downtown Sarasota Alliance.

South of downtown

Several gems sparkle the route heading south on US 41 from downtown Sarasota to nearby regional communities, such as Elysian Fields, which offers unique jewelry, music, stones, crystals and more. Or stop by Southside Village, a neighborhood that surrounds the Sarasota-Manatee Memorial Hospital and holds great little stores and eateries such as Geckos on Hillview and Morton's Gourmet Market.


Visit the beautiful downtown Venice. Featuring more than numerous shops, galleries and boutiques within its historic blocks, purchase design clothing such at store such as Captain’s Landing, the go-to spot for men’s resort wear on Venice Avenue. While in Venice, check out the Clyde Butcher Venice Gallery & Studio is an art collector’s fantasy.

St. Armands Circle

None other than John Ringling himself imagined St. Armands Key a big hub of residential and shopping units which would take the form of a circle when he bought the property in 1917. But it wasn't until the 40s and 50s did businesses begin to fill up St. Armands Circle. Now, the district is one of the busiest, iconic places in Southwest Florida with more than 100 shops and restaurants. Dine at establishments such as the Columbia Restaurant, Cafe L'Europe or Shore Diner, and check out the collection of shops and boutiques in the St. Armands Circle Association.

Lakewood Ranch

Veer past UTC to the community of Lakewood Ranch for Lakewood Ranch Main Street. This outdoor venue has stylish boutiques, a movie theater, miniature golf Course and more. The hub is often hosting special events, concerts and festivals, such as "Music On Main," which is held the first Friday of the month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Malls throughout the area

For a true mall shopping experience, explore Westfield Sarasota Square. Find every fashion, beauty and lifestyle item you can imagine, and then enjoy a movie at the mall’s theater. With more than 60 stores, spend an afternoon shopping away!

Westfield Siesta Key, closer to downtown Sarasota is beloved by locals. Undergoing a transformation, this mall is more has opened up into more of an entertainment and lifestyle center, featuring LA Fitness, Cravings and Metro Diner. Several more stores will be opening this year in the mall.

Out east near Interstate-75 is Benderson Development Company’s The Mall at University Town Center. This mall is gem of the crown of shops and eateries that surround University Parkway and the Interstate. World class dining and fashion merge together for an exceptional experience.

Siesta Key

Siesta Key's main shopping area is the Siesta Key Village. Amid colorful bungalows and vacation resorts, this "village" has several bar, restaurants and souvenir shopping stores, as well as everything you'd need to prepare yourself for a long day at the beach. South of the village off Stickney Point Road and Midnight Pass Road is another collection of shops. Fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts will want to stop in at CB's Saltwater Outfitters for some active wear and #sealife supplies. And before you head out to the beach or onto a boat from that location, be sure to stop in at Crescent Beach Grocery for some delectable picnic provisions.

Ellenton Premium Outlets

About 15 miles north of Sarasota off Interstate 75 is the Ellenton Premium Outlets. Locals often make the drive to this collection of shops to save more than 50% off premium brands, including everything from jewelry and fashionable accessories to sneakers and athletic wear.


South of Venice is Dearborn Street and its surrounding roads in Olde Englewood Village, with shops like Vino Loco (known for its overflowing selection of fine wines and cheeses).

Clearly, every treasure—from clothing to kitchenware to collectibles—is ready for the taking at a retail district somewhere in Sarasota County. Commence shopping!

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